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1. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

89 Metascore

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 326,868 | Gross: $23.38M

2. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Drama, Sport

71 Metascore

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 441,913 | Gross: $13.66M

3. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavyweight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 527,582 | Gross: $117.24M

4. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport

86 Metascore

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 644,992 | Gross: $100.49M

5. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History

69 Metascore

The story of James J. Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to challenge for the heavyweight championship of the world.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 178,131 | Gross: $61.65M

6. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 15,500 | Gross: $2.67M

7. The Fighter (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

79 Metascore

Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

Votes: 345,339 | Gross: $93.62M

8. Creed (II) (2015)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Sport

82 Metascore

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 251,632 | Gross: $109.77M

9. Southpaw (2015)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

After a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction, a champion boxer fights to get custody of his daughter and revive his professional career.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 221,269 | Gross: $52.42M

10. Rocky II (1979)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

61 Metascore

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 195,072 | Gross: $6.39M

11. Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 301,715 | Gross: $85.47M

12. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | Action, Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young

Votes: 206,408 | Gross: $70.27M

13. Journeyman (I) (2017)

92 min | Drama, Sport

72 Metascore

Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. This is the story about the impact on his marriage, his life, and his family.

Director: Paddy Considine | Stars: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell, Brendan Ingle

Votes: 3,875

14. The Boxer (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

75 Metascore

Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan

Votes: 19,519 | Gross: $5.80M

15. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

40 Metascore

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 190,453 | Gross: $127.87M

16. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 177,371 | Gross: $125.05M

17. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 94,589 | Gross: $58.20M

18. Chuck (2016)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

68 Metascore

A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who had a once-in-a-lifetime bout with Muhammad Ali that would inspire the film Rocky (1976).

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Naomi Watts

Votes: 5,787 | Gross: $0.32M

19. Gladiator (1992)

R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Sport

49 Metascore

Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Marshall, Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Richard Lexsee

Votes: 8,438 | Gross: $9.22M

20. Jawbone (2017)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Former youth boxing champion Jimmy McCabe, after hitting rock bottom, returns to his childhood boxing club and his old team, gym owner Bill and corner-man Eddie.

Director: Thomas Napper | Stars: Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley, Johnny Harris

Votes: 2,662

21. Grudge Match (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

35 Metascore

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout, thirty years after their last match.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin

Votes: 58,277 | Gross: $29.81M

22. Tyson (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction... See full summary »

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: George C. Scott, Paul Winfield, Michael Jai White, James Sikking

Votes: 2,018

23. Undisputed (2002)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

When heavyweight champion George "Iceman" Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker

Votes: 29,361 | Gross: $12.40M

24. Annapolis (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

37 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Donnie Wahlberg

Votes: 20,449 | Gross: $17.13M

25. The Calcium Kid (2004)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Sport

Following a bizarre series of events, Jimmy, a local amateur boxer, finds himself pitted in a match against the world champion.

Director: Alex De Rakoff | Stars: Mark Heap, Michael Lerner, Michael Peña, Julian Zapata

Votes: 4,516

26. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

Reluctantly retired from fighting, Rocky takes charge of Mickey's gym and agrees to train a young protégé who's hungry for success.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 128,995 | Gross: $40.95M

27. Blonde Fist (1991)

102 min | Action, Drama, Sport

A woman attempts to escape her domestic problems by fleeing to New York in search of her father. She finds him, and also new problems, some friendship, a romance, and an unexpected career as pro-boxer, to make ends meet.

Director: Frank Clarke | Stars: Margi Clarke, Carroll Baker, Ken Hutchison, Sharon Power

Votes: 180

28. Creed II (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Sport

66 Metascore

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Director: Steven Caple Jr. | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 109,075 | Gross: $115.72M



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